Home workout equipment you can buy for less than R500

Open up endless home workout possibilities.

home workout equipment

Well, it looks like we’re all spending a lot more time at home for the foreseeable than we had intended. Which means, for the benefit of both body and mind, it’s probably a good idea to start thinking about how you can facilitate exercise within the bounds of your own home. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best home workout equipment for less than R500 – so you can keep up those fitness plans despite the disruption of coronavirus.

1

Yoga mat

R209Takealot

First thing’s first, you need something to work out on, and a yoga mat is ideal whether it’s a series of salutations you’re doing, or just a few sit-ups.

BUY NOW
2

Pilates set

R429Takealot

If you’re missing your pilates classes, bring them to your very own home. This pilates core set includes everything you need to challenge yourself in the same way as you would down the gym. And… tense.

BUY NOW
3

Yoga stretch strap

R189Takealot

You’re going to become very good at yoga during self-isolation, so why not invest in a stretching strap to give you the extra length and support you need for those deeper stretches.

BUY NOW
4

Yoga blocks

R119,90Sportsmans Warehouse

And while you’re at it with the yoga equipment, you may as well buy  a matching block. Use this to aid certain postures and become the yoga pro you were always destined to be.

BUY NOW
5

Powerspin arm, tricep & shoulder workout

R293Takealot

This upper body and arm exerciser will help you to build and tone muscle by creating ‘isometric resistance’. The more you move your arm while holding the Powerspin, the faster you spin the internal steel ball inside, and the more intense the exercise.

BUY NOW
6

Resistance band

R149Makro

Resistance bands add an extra challenge to bodyweight exercises; whether it’s a bicep curl, a chest fly, or a lunge.

BUY NOW
7

Trojan Trampoline

R499Makro

If you’ve got more energy than you can shake a stick at, buy yourself a mini trampoline and get bouncing your way to fitness. Easily movable, you could move this between the garden and inside the house depending on the weather.

BUY NOW
8

Dumbbells

R39,99Mr P Sport

It’s useful to buy in a set of dumbbells, even if they’re light like these ones. Adding a dumbbell into your usual bodyweight exercises brings an extra layer of challenge to improve your results.

BUY NOW
9

Interlocking floor mats

R399Takealot

If you’ve got space at your disposal, invest in this interlocking foam floor mat set to create a temporary, removable gym space. When your workout’s finished, you can pull up the floor and store it elsewhere.

BUY NOW
10

Adidas football

R189Sportscentre

Sure, the last time you kicked a soccer ball was probably in your school playground 20 years ago, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use quarantine time to practice your keepie-uppies. If you’re lucky enough to have a bit of outdoor space in the form of a garden (and even more lucky to have a companion during social distancing) playing football-related games will feel more fun than exercise.

BUY NOW
11

Kettlebells

R119Takealot

These colourful, vinyl-covered kettlebells will brighten up your home workout equipment collection no end. Ranging from price depending on their weight (the lightest, 5kg kettlebell will cost you R119, the 7,5kg will cost you R169, and the 10kg comes in at R199) you can buy the one that’s right for you – and kettlebell swing to your heart’s content while watching daytime TV.

BUY NOW

This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.

Read more health and fitness.